Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Yes, the self-titled debut album by Yes, including the original obi and with a different cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of Yes is a 1974 pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The 1974 pressing has a price of ¥2300 printed on the obi and cover.
The cover is M-, which is unusual for this title.
The obi is M-. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, has been removed.
The lyric insert is M-. The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find in good condition.
Background: Released in 1969, Yes was the debut album by Yes.
The album did not chart in the U.S. or the UK, but reached #38 on the Australian charts.
Yes’ debut album is surprisingly strong, given the inexperience of all those involved at the time. In an era when psychedelic meanderings were the order of the day, Yes delivered a surprisingly focused and exciting record that covered lots of bases (perhaps too many) in presenting their sound. …Banks’ guitar and Bruford’s drums so animated that they seem to be playing several songs at once. This song also hosts an astonishingly charismatic performance by Jon Anderson. There were numerous problems in recording this album, owing to the inexperience of the group, the producer, and the engineer, in addition to the unusual nature of their sound. Many of the numbers give unusual prominence to the guitar and drums, thus making it the most uncharacteristic of all the group’s albums.
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